Getting the Quick Launch Toolbar back on Windows 7 is very easy. As is probably obvious, the concept of having a set of pinned shortcut icons is now integrated directly into the new taskbar, which is actually good and I am liking the feature but many others are not. So, this is how you go about it:
- Right-click the taskbar, choose Toolbars / New Toolbar
- In the folder selection dialog, enter the following string and hit OK:
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
- Turn off the “lock the taskbar” setting, and right-click on the divider. Make sure that “Show text” and “Show title” are disabled and the view is set to “small icons”.
- Use the dividers to rearrange the toolbar ordering to choice, and then lock the taskbar again.